plastic surgery

plastic surgery


: surgery that improves or repairs the form or appearance of body parts

Full Definition of PLASTIC SURGERY

:  surgery done to repair, restore, or improve lost, injured, defective, or misshapen body parts


  1. He needed plastic surgery on his face after the car accident.

First Known Use of PLASTIC SURGERY



plastic surgery

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLASTIC SURGERY

: a branch of surgery concerned with the repair, restoration, or improvement of lost, injured, defective, or misshapen parts of the body chiefly by transfer of tissue; also : an operation performed for such a purpose

plastic surgery

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Surgery to correct disfigurement, restore function, or improve appearance. It may involve reshaping or moving tissues to fill a depression, cover a wound, or improve appearance. Cosmetic surgery solely to improve appearance is not the main focus of plastic surgery. It is utilized after disfigurement by burns or tumour removal or for reconstructive work, and it may involve hiding incisions in skin folds or using buried sutures to hold wounds closed. Reconstructive plastic surgery corrects severe functional impairments, fixes physical abnormalities, and compensates for tissue lost to trauma or surgery. Microsurgery and computerized diagnostic imaging techniques have revolutionized the field.


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